Healthy Living

Religious OCD: When faith becomes an obsession

Falling under the umbrella of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), scrupulosity — also referred to as "religious OCD" — is an obsession involving religious or moral matters. Scrupulous individuals are overly concerned that their thoughts or actions might be considered sinful or violate moral doctrine. 
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BYU researchers contribute in looking for Alzheimer’s cure

See also Resources for genetics research at BYU Read in Spanish: Investigadores de BYU ayudan encontrar una curación para el Alzheimer BYU alumna Judy Seegmiller knew...

Air pollution decreasing Utahns’ life spans according to study

Air pollution is taking two years of Utahns' life according to a report from BYU environmental science professor Ben Abbott and student Isabella Errigo.

Mental health apps provide opportunities for students

Mental health care is inaccessible for many people. Mental health apps can provide mental health care to people who might not...

Legal, emotional surprises possible results of DNA tests

Medical and legal experts warn that taking a DNA test is like opening Pandora’s Box — once the test has been taken, there’s no way to forget the information in the results.

DNA tests can have life-altering consequences, say consumers

At 52 years old, Jane Olson said her life took a turn straight out of a soap opera script when her DNA test told her the man she thought was her father wasn't biologically related to her.